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Mark Steyn

Clumps, Lies and Videotape

On Monday night I joined Sean Hannity at Fox News to discuss Planned Parenthood and Donald Trump. Judging from Twitter commentary, many Americans are prepared to defend the harvesting of baby body parts by Cecile Richards and her staff. If so, shame on you. I wrote last week that no other country in the civilized world has a "Planned Parenthood": a billion-dollar abortion conglomerate. One Tweeter said so what? Abortion is only "three per cent" of what Planned Parenthood does. In fact, as I ...

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Topical Take

Queer Theory meets African Studies

President Obama has wrapped up his tour of Africa. It was notable, insofar as that word can be applied to the trip, for his somewhat condescending and neo-colonial lecture to his hosts on the need to ease up on the old homophobia. Certainly, Africa is not terribly gay-friendly. But nor are other parts of the planet. In his ardent wooing of Iran, for example, he doesn't seem to have been perturbed in the least by his new best friends' executions of homosexuals, anymore than he is by the ...

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Breaking news from Forbes: Iran Is Not Nazi Germany And Mark Steyn Is Not Winston Churchill ~Hard to follow a headline like that but we'll do our best. Reacting to news that Charlie Hebdo is out of the Motoon business, Douglas Murray writes in The Spectator: The reality is that intimidation and terrorism work. It is the reason why every major publication in the Western world failed to do what Charlie Hebdo had done. And it is the reason why, from Copenhagen to Texas, the people with guns keep ...

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Steyn on Canada and the Commonwealth

Is the Alberta "Law" Society Even Crazier than the Crazy Alberta "Human Rights" Commission?

A few years back, Ezra Levant and I won a series of victories over various of Canada's totalitarian "human rights" commissions, culminating in the repeal by Parliament of the appalling thought-crime law, Section 13. The beneficiaries of the hate-speech racket have never forgiven us, and have spent the intervening years attempting to re-litigate their defeats in any venue that comes to hand. These days I spend most of my time on my luxury yacht in international waters beyond the jurisdictional ...

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The Hugh Hewitt Show

Centrifuges, Sure. Pipelines, No.

Congressman John Campbell was guest-hosting for Hugh Hewitt when Mark kept his weekly date with the show. They discussed Iran: MARK STEYN: For whatever reason, Obama has decided that this is a kind of Nixon-China moment for him, in which he is reorienting the whole of Middle Eastern policy ...to rehabilitate Iran as a member of the global community...

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Steyn on Culture

I've Got A Crush On You, Baby

If abortion were the respectable medical procedure its proponents insist it is, there would be no such thing as "Planned Parenthood", anymore than there is a Planned Hernia megacorp...

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Defend Free Speech!

The Knees Have It

I mentioned a few days ago the announcement by Charlie Hebdo that they are no longer in the business of Mohammed cartoons:

So another non-senseless act has paid off bigtime for the Islamic enforcers...

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SteynPosts

Gunfire at the Cold-Call Corral

In which a presidential candidate apologizes for saying "all lives matter"...

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Mann vs Steyn

Football and Hockey

The Corner post that launched a lawsuit...

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Defend Free Speech!

And Then There Were None...

We noted last year the emergence of a new global health crisis: Climate Depression Is For Real. Just Ask A Scientist. Since then, alas, the legions of depressed climatologists have multiplied exponentially, leading some virologists to speculate whether the disease is now airborne and you can catch it just from reading a Michael E Mann #KochMachineDenier Tweet. This month's Esquire contains a massive peer-reviewed story on pre-traumatic planetary-stress disorder: Among climate activists, gloom ...

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Steyn's Song of the Week

Young at Heart

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Fairy tales can come true
It can happen to you...

It happened to Frank Sinatra three months after recording our Friday song, "I've Got The World On A String": He had, finally, a movie role worthy of his talents - Maggio in From Here To Eternity. It opened in August 1953, and was a sensation. Six months later he had an Academy Award - for acting, which, as Sammy Cahn liked to say, "isn't even what he does". On Oscar night, March 2nd 1954, Frank literally ran down the aisle...

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Mark at the Movies

Distant Intimacy in the Dining Car

This week's movie column is by way of a postscript to last week's, Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train. Strangers on a Train is a great movie, but not a great train movie. Hitchcock made several of those, from The Lady Vanishes to North by Northwest, and the latter contains what I think of as the all-time great strangers-on-a-train scene, and one I always think of if I'm in the dining car of an at least potentially exotic choo-choo - the Eurostar, say - and a glamorous femme comes sashaying ...

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Ave atque vale

The Riches in Rags

E L Doctorow was a brilliant novelist at a certain kind of journalistic historical novel. When he tried his hand at actual non-historical journalism, the results were abysmal - and, even allowing for crude partisanship, the most trite, leaden sludge. See here for a recent example. But his fiction had a boundless historical curiosity entirely absent from his commentaries on our town. Billy Bathgate is a very fine novel, and Ragtime is a great one. It got turned into a mediocre but very starry ...

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Steyn's Song of the Week

I've Got The World On A String

ImageThe opening of Frank Sinatra's spectacular Second Act

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Ave atque vale

Flower Power

Remembering Theodore Bikel, who introduced the last song Rodgers & Hammerstein ever wrote

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Ave atque vale

Man of Letter

Mark remembers Wayne Carson, who gave us "Always On My Mind" and "The Letter"

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